If you’re using a funeral director, they will arrange the cremation for you and deal with all of the paperwork. If you’re arranging the funeral yourself, you must make sure you give all of the paperwork back to us at the crematorium no later than 10am on the working day before the cremation.
You can find out more information on applying for a cremation, including certificates and authorisation forms on .GOV.UK.
The documents we need are available on the arranging a funeral page:
The ‘Cremation 1’ or ‘CR1’ form
This is an application for cremation of the body. You must fill this in and sign it the presence of someone who knows you.
The Certificate for Cremation or Burial
A green form – you’ll be given this when you register the death.
The ‘Cremation 4’ or ‘CR4’ form
This form is either completed by the doctor who attended the deceased within 28 days prior to death or by the doctor who certified the death and is issued by the hospital where the deceased died or by their GP surgery.
The ‘Cremation 5’ or ‘CR5’ form
The ‘Cremation 5’ or ‘CR5’ is currently not required under the Covid 19 Act.
Write down what kind of service you have chosen, what you would like to include, what you would like to do with the ashes afterwards, and any other information that we need to know.
If the coroner has been involved, we need a Coroners Order for Cremation instead of the green form and the CR4 and CR5 forms.